Q: Initially car wouldn't move. Now goes into drive and reverse.

asked by on

There is an issue with my car's transmission. It would not move at all on Thursday, but yesterday I got it to go into drive and reverse.

A: It sounds to me like there has been an inte...

It sounds to me like there has been an internal failure of your transmission. Depending on which component has failed this can cause an intermittent no movement concern. I would enlist the help of a technician who has transmission experience to check the condition of your transmission. He will recommend the proper repairs to get your car moving again.

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission slips out of fifth gear

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1993 Mazda MX-6. It sounds like a mis-adjusted shifter linkage or a worn shift fork for 5th gear. Either or both of these could cause the 5th gear to not stay engaged...

Q: Car pulling and jerking

Your vehicle may be out of alignment. Every time you hit a hard bump in the road, the alignment gets slightly altered, in most cases you won't even notice, but eventually it will become out far enough that you can...

Q: Air conditioning not working

Hi. The air conditioning system works by removing excess heat from inside the vehicle and transferring it outside. There are countless reasons your air conditioning might not work, from a failed compressor to having a low refrigerant level. A trained...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.